When student work is recognized outside of school, it becomes more real

rotary2017aStudents excel in many different ways.  Music students show their talents in concerts, athletes show their skills on the playing fields and entrepreneurial students win their competitions for the best company.  And, while it is true that our top academic students receive top grades as rewards for their work when their work is published and recognized outside of school … it is even more appreciated.

Each year, we are lucky enough to have students’ work recognized by our local Rotary club.  In an annual essay contest, year 2 students submit pieces of writing to a jury for selection.  This year, we were lucky enough to have four students recognized

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for their outstanding achievement in Swedish.

Students and teachers were invited to an awards breakfast where they read excerpts from their work.

This year’s theme was civil disobedience and civil courage.

Some of their essays are included here:

We are proud of these students and what they have accomplished with their writing. Thanks goes to their teachers who have guided and coached their development.  And, of course, thank you to the Djursholm Rotary Club for recognizing their work and making it more “real.”

About kristylundstrom

I currently work as the Managing Director of Viktor Rydberg Schools. I am a student of learning. I am interested to see where it happens, when it happens, and how it happens. I am also a math and computer science teacher. I have lived in Belgium and in the USA. I really appreciate my multi-cultural environment - I believe it adds dynamics to our school.
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